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Why Not? Interviews with your BGA Candidates


Hello, from the abyss I call work! For those of you that still happen to read this website, thanks for sticking with us. Fun and great thins are happening in Seattle and I’d much rather be on the ground working and meeting people than posting my thoughts online. It’s that time of year to be […]

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Barista Series: A Holistic Craft


Although all of us here at Why Not? Coffee have held some sort of elevated position, whether it be Director of Training, Barista Trainer, Consultant, Director of Coffee or head of Research and Development programs; we are first and foremost coffee servers, preparers and specialists- Baristas, if you will. The title, Barista, is a flag […]

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Tougo Coffee Co. needs YOUR help!


UPDATE: February 21,2011- Both Tougo’s are back in business, but not for long. Tougo Coffee’s downtown store (8th and Westlake) will be closing February 25, for good. The 18th and Union location’s returned to normal business hours earlier this month. From Brian Wells, owner of Tougo Coffee: “Good day Facebook friends, family, and community supporters. […]

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Ethiopia Sidamo Nekisse debuts in Seattle


Locality: Neji Region: Sidamo Process: Natural drying protocols Altitude: 1800 meters Varietals: Several mixed, not yet defined Language: Amharic / Sidama / Oromo Soil: Volcanic Season: Current Season The widely-discussed $12/cup Ethiopia Sidamo Nekisse is making it’s debut just in time for beautiful Seattle mornings with your favorite coffee mug. The Nekisse coffee is imported […]

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Coffee Catcher- Siphon Remix?


Disclaimer: I have been paid for photography work for this product. My observations and thoughts were only realized through my interaction with the product outside of my paid time. I was not paid to write this post. I was introduced to the Nate Jones, one of the creators of the Coffee Catcher, at Trabant Coffee […]

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A ‘Sprodown is in the Works!


Spro An abbreviation of espresso. Coined in 2001 by Chris Baca. Typically used by Baristas when referring to espresso or drinks with espresso as the primary ingredient. Mochas or other highly sweetened beverages, such as a blended drink with a candy bar name are not included when using the term spro. 1) “Your spro has mad crema […]

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Aster Coffee Lounge: 5615 24th Ave NW ( Ballard)


When I first moved to Seattle, Aster had just opened up a couple weeks before. I stopped by every once in a while on my way home after a bar shift and would get a much needed pick me up before going to my 2nd job. At first I was disappointed by some of the […]

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Equal Exchange Espresso: 1400 NW 56th St. (Ballard)


(Disclaimer: Why Not? Coffee has a blogger who works at this espresso bar. This review was NOT written by that blogger.) I’m ashamed to say it, but my visit to Equal Exchange was my first visit since the installation of their Slayer espresso machine. Connected to the Ballard Market, the espresso bar is owned and […]

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Porchlight: 1515 14th Ave (Cap Hill)


Porchlight Coffee- http://www.porchlightcoffee.wordpress.com I haven’t been into Porchlight for some time now, but now that I’m sitting here in the sun, drinking an espresso of Herkimer Coffee; I don’t know what’s taken me so long to come back. This cafe is an Emerald City gem that anyone would enjoy. It’s in the middle of Cap […]

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Fonte Coffee Roasters: 1321 1st Ave (Downtown)


I’ve made many stops at Fonte Coffee Roasters, but I have never looked forward to making a stop here more. To cut straight to the chase, Ethiopia Nekisse. I walked up to Barista Katie Hartline and inquired about the Nekisse; “better than yesterday,” I was told. I quickly ordered a straight espresso and a syphon […]

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We’re back online!


Thanks to a handy Apple product, blogging and re-organizing have become a breeze. Something I’m looking forward to is writing about day to day coffee experiences and casual reviews of cafes around Seattle. This isn’t going to be a popularity contest, although some places are popular for a reason. I think there are a lot […]

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How to use the new Why Not? Coffee


You’ll probably have noticed that we changed a few things around the site.  Here’s the scoop: One of the new features we’ve added to Why Not? Coffee is the categories side-bar. Each post is now classified according to an organization system that we created while spro’d out (which is also a classification.) The categories are […]

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